Palestine Arab Rebellion and Second World War Burma and long service group awarded veto Warrant Officer 2nd Class E. Lennon, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who saw service with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion and then out in India and Burma during the Second World War, where his battalion fought with the 14th Army and was heavily engaged at Mandalay Hill.
Group of 6: General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine; (758150 CPL. E. LUNNON. BERKS. R.); 1939-1945 Star; Burma Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Regular Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVI 1st type bust; (758150 W.O.CL.2. E. LUNNON. R. BERKS. R.), mounted swing style as worn.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Edward Lennon was born in Reading, Berkshire, and was working as an assistant lorry driver when he attested at Reading for service with the British Army on 30th September 1924, joining as a Gunner (No.758150) with the Royal Artillery. Discharged however on 15th March 1925, he immediately re-enlisted as a Private into the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Promoted to Corporal, he saw service in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion with the 2nd Battalion.
With the outbreak of the Second World War he was stationed in India at Lucknow where his battalion formed part of the 6th Indian Infantry Brigade. In January 1943 the battalion was assigned to 98th Indian Infantry Brigade, part of 19th Indian Infantry Division and, like the 1st Battalion, also served in the Burma Campaign under the command of Fourteenth Army. A memorial plaque stands at the entrance to a pagoda near the top of Mandalay Hill. The battalion continued to fight the Japanese until the war against Japan ended